Jamaat leaders join protest demonstration against India visit of El-Sisi

New Delhi

The leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind took part in the big joint protest demonstration here on Wednesday against the India visit of Egypt president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for overthrowing his country’s first democratically elected government through a military coup in 2013 and mercilessly suppressing the consequent protests across Egypt.

The protest demonstration was jointly organized by All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, an umbrella body of Muslim organizations in India, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Association for Protection of Civil Rights and Students Islamic Organization of India.

Many people from different parts of the city gathered at Jantar Mantar near the Parliament House and protested against General El-Sisi who is in Delhi to attend India-Africa Forum Summit.

The protest demonstration was attended by Nusrat Ali, Vice President of Jamaat, Mohammad Ahmed, National Secretary of Jamaat, Abdur Rashid Agwan, Delhi president of Mushawarat and Abdul Waheed, Delhi president of Jamaat.

The protestors were holding placards with various slogans like ‘Failed Egypt Economy No Help to India,’ ‘Go Back Sisi, Not Welcome at India’. The protest demonstration was jointly organized by All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Association for Protection of Civil Rights and Students Islamic Organisation of India.

“Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is guilty of occupying power after ousting a democratically elected legitimate government in an illegal and immoral way and is responsible for brutally killing and arresting thousands of people. It is, therefore, extremely sad that India a bastion of democracy has invited an anti-democracy and fascist dictator like Sisi. This move of the government goes against the nature and will of the democracy-loving masses, and is therefore condemnable and reprehensible,” said the organizers in a press statement.

A group of 50 people from Students Islamic Organization of India was not allowed by police in Jamia Nagar area to proceed towards Jantar Mantar. As a mark of protest, they gathered outside Jamia Nagar police station and shouted slogans against El-Sisi and Delhi police.